70-680 – Configuring Microsoft Windows 7 Series!

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Overview: Candidates for this training series operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment. Candidates should be able to install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, candidates should be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Candidates should also be able to maintain systems, including monitoring for and resolving performance and reliability issues. Candidates should have a basic understanding of Windows PowerShell syntax.

Series Taught By:  Ken Mayer

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 12
Students can earn up to 12 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 -Basic Windows 7 Installation

(Duration: 30m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Installation Options
  3. New Features of Windows 7
  4. Minimum Hardware Requirements
  5. Why Use 64-bit Windows 7
  6. Installation Options
  7. Windows 7 Offerings
  8. Lesson: Choosing To Do the Clean Install
  9. Discussion: Considerations for a Clean Installation
  10. Discussion: Common Installation Errors
  11. Ways To Do A Clean Installation
  12. Demo – Configuring the Computer Name and Domain/Workgroup Settings
  13. Chapter 01 Review
  14. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 -Understanding Disk Types and File Systems

(Duration: 52m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Windows 7 Disk Types and Formats
  3. The MBR Disk
  4. The GPT Disk
  5. Tools for Disk Management
  6. Demo – Converting an MBR Partition to a GPT Partition
  7. Lesson: Managing Hard Drives with Volumes
  8. A Simple Volume
  9. Demo – Creating a Simple Volume
  10. What are Spanned and Striped Volumes?
  11. Demo – Creating Spanned Volumes
  12. Demo – Creating Striped Volumes
  13. Why Would you Resize a Volume?
  14. Demo – Resizing a Volume
  15. Lesson: Hard Drive Maintenance
  16. Disk Fragmentation
  17. How to Defragment a Disk
  18. Disk Quotas
  19. Demo – Configuring Disk Quotas
  20. Chapter 03 Review
  21. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 -Sharing Files, Folders, and Printers

(Duration: 1h 10m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Planning for Authentication and Authorization
  3. Understanding Authentication and Authorization
  4. The Process of Authentication and Authorization
  5. New Authentication Features
  6. Lesson: Securing File Access
  7. NTFS Permission
  8. Permission Inheritance
  9. Demo – Configuring NTFS Permissions for Files and Folders
  10. How Permissions May Change with File Copy or Moving
  11. What are Effective Permissions?
  12. Discussion: Determining Effective Permissions
  13. Lesson: Compressing Files
  14. What is NTFS File Compression?
  15. How Compression Settings are Affected with File Move or Copy
  16. Zipped Folders
  17. Demo – Compressing Files and Folders
  18. Lesson: Sharing Folders and Printers
  19. What are Shared Folders?
  20. Ways to Share Folders
  21. Discussion: Combining NTFS and Share Permissions
  22. Using the Network and Sharing Center
  23. Managing Printing
  24. Printing Components in Windows 7
  25. Demo – Installing and Sharing a Printer
  26. Location-Aware Printing
  27. Client-Side Printing
  28. Chapter 05 Review
  29. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Basic Desktop Security

(Duration: 1h 14m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Discussion of Security Management in Windows 7
  3. New Security Features in Windows 7
  4. Introducing the New Action Center
  5. Demo – Configuring Action Center Settings
  6. Lesson: Using Windows Defender
  7. Watch Out for Malware
  8. What is Windows Defender?
  9. How Windows Defender Can Help You
  10. Demo – Configuring Windows Defender Settings
  11. Lesson: How does UAC Work?
  12. Revisiting UAC
  13. Improvements to How UAC Works
  14. Demo – Configuring Group Policy
  15. Getting Your Notifications
  16. Lesson: Using Windows Firewall
  17. Discussion: What is a Firewall?
  18. Basic Firewall Settings
  19. Advanced Security Options
  20. Know Your “Well-Known” Ports
  21. Demo – Configuring Inbound, Outbound, and Connection Security Rules
  22. Chapter 07 Review
  23. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Disaster Recovery & Prevention

(Duration: 27m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Backing Up and Restore Options with Windows 7
  3. Discussion: Why Do Backups?
  4. Introducing the Backup and Restore Tool
  5. Demo – Perform a Backup
  6. Lesson: How System Restore Works
  7. Using Previous File Versions
  8. Configuring System Protection Settings
  9. Demo – Restore a System
  10. Lesson: Using the Windows Update
  11. What is Windows Update?
  12. Using Windows Update Settings
  13. Windows Updates with GPOs
  14. Chapter 09 Review
  15. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11 -Introducing Windows PowerShell 2.0

(Duration: 20m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: What is Windows PowerShell 2.0?
  3. Overview of Windows PowerShell
  4. Improvements in Windows PowerShell 2.0
  5. Using cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 2.0
  6. Understanding Windows PowerShell Eventing
  7. Introducing the Windows PowerShell 2.0 Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
  8. Operating the Windows PowerShell ISE Editor
  9. Lesson: Remoting With Windows PowerShell 2.0
  10. Overview of Windows PowerShell Remoting
  11. How to Connect to a Remote Computer
  12. Processing of Remote Commands
  13. Issuing Remote Commands
  14. Lesson: Configuring Group Policy with PowerShell 2.0
  15. PowerShell 2.0 Has New cmdlets for Group Policy Administration
  16. Requirements for Group Policy
  17. Chapter 11 Review
  18. Course Closure
  19. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

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Module 02 -Advanced Windows 7 Installation

(Duration: 33m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Performing an Image Installation
  3. What is Windows Imaging File Format?
  4. Which Tools You Can Use
  5. The Process for Image-Based Installation
  6. Using SysPrep
  7. Capturing and Applying the Installation Image by Using ImageX
  8. Migrating User Data and Settings by Using USMT 4.0
  9. Configuring VHDs
  10. Lesson: Doing an Upgrade or Migration to Windows 7
  11. How to Choose Migration or Upgrade
  12. Upgrade Paths
  13. Determining the Feasibility of an Upgrade Using Windows Upgrade Advisor
  14. Steps to Upgrade to Windows 7
  15. Ways to Migrate User Data and Settings
  16. Steps to Migrate to Windows 7
  17. Migrating User Settings and Data by Using WET
  18. Lesson: Planning for Application Compatibility
  19. Common Compatibility Problems
  20. Common Mitigation Methods
  21. Updating Shims
  22. Chapter 02 Review
  23. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Network Configuration

(Duration: 1h 36m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: IP Addressing
  3. Understanding the IPv4 Address
  4. Understanding the Subnet Mask
  5. Public and Private Address Space
  6. Why the Default Gateway
  7. Demo – Configuring an IPv4 Address
  8. Types of Computer Names
  9. Methods for Resolving Computer Names
  10. Why IPv6
  11. Windows 7 Support for IPv6
  12. Understanding the IPv6 Address Space
  13. Types of IPv6 Address Scopes
  14. Demo – Configuring an IPv6 Address
  15. Lesson: Auto IP Configuration
  16. Auto Configuration of IPv4 Settings
  17. Auto Configuration of IPv6 Settings
  18. Demo – Configuring a Computer to Obtain an IPv4 Address Dynamically
  19. Troubleshooting Client-Side DHCP Issues
  20. Lesson: Troubleshooting Networking
  21. Troubleshooting Tools
  22. Troubleshooting Methodology
  23. Demo – How to Troubleshoot Network-Related Problems
  24. Lesson: Introducing Wireless Networks
  25. Describing a Wireless Network
  26. Technologies Used in WiFi
  27. How Do You Secure WiFi?
  28. Lesson: Connecting Windows 7 to the Wireless Network
  29. Configuring the Hardware
  30. Wireless Network Settings
  31. How to Improve WiFi Signal Strength
  32. Troubleshooting WiFi Connections
  33. Chapter 04 Review
  34. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Working with Windows 7 Client Performance

(Duration: 46m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
  3. Overview of Device Drivers
  4. How to Install Devices and Drivers
  5. Tools for Device Driver Management
  6. Methods for Updating Drivers
  7. Managing Signed Drivers
  8. Discussion: Options for Recovering from a Driver Problem
  9. Demo – Managing Drivers by Using Device Manager
  10. Lesson: Windows 7 Performance Monitoring Tools
  11. Discussion: What Are Performance and Reliability Problems?
  12. Tools to Gather Performance Information
  13. Monitoring Performance and Using Data Collector Sets
  14. Demo – Using the Resource Monitor
  15. Demo – Analyzing System Performance by Using Data Collector Sets and Performance Monitor
  16. How Performance Monitor Can Help You
  17. Lesson: Monitoring Reliability of Windows 7
  18. How WDT Can Help You Solve Problems
  19. Windows Network Diagnostics Tools
  20. Windows Startup and Recovery
  21. Introducing the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
  22. Looking at the Reliability Monitor and Problems Reports and Solutions Tool
  23. Chapter 06 Review
  24. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -Advanced Desktop Security

(Duration: 1h 10m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Using Local Policies to Secure Windows 7
  3. Introducing Group Policies
  4. How GPOs are Applied
  5. Order of Operations for Multiple Policies
  6. Demo – Creating Multiple Local Group Policies
  7. Demo – Configuring Local Security Policy Settings
  8. Lesson: How EFS and BitLocker Secure Your Data
  9. EFS
  10. Demo – Encrypting and Decrypting Files and Folders by Using EFS
  11. Introducing BitLocker
  12. BitLocker Requirements
  13. BitLocker Modes
  14. Setting BitLocker Options with Group Policies
  15. Configuring BitLocker
  16. Configuring BitLocker To Go
  17. Recovering BitLocker Encrypted Drives
  18. Lesson: Security With Application Restrictions
  19. Introducing AppLocker
  20. AppLocker Rules
  21. Demo – Configuring AppLocker
  22. What are Software Restriction Policies?
  23. Lesson: IE Version 8 Privacy Features
  24. Discussion: Compatibility Features in Internet Explorer 8
  25. Internet Explorer 8’s Enhanced Privacy Features
  26. Using the SmartScreen Feature in Internet Explorer 8
  27. Other Security Features in Internet Explorer 8
  28. Demo – Configuring Security in Internet Explorer 8
  29. Chapter 08 Review
  30. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 -Remote Access Options

(Duration: 34m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Configuring Windows 7 for Mobility
  3. Discussion: What Devices Would be Considered Mobile?
  4. Settings to Configure on Mobile Computers
  5. What is a Sync Partnerships?
  6. Managing Power Options in Windows 7
  7. Demo – How to Configure a Power Plan
  8. Lesson: Remote Access Solutions
  9. Introducing Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  10. Setting Up Remote Desktop
  11. Understanding VPN Connections
  12. How to Make a VPN
  13. What is DirectAccess?
  14. How DirectAccess Works
  15. Requirements for Setting Up DirectAccess
  16. What is BranchCache?
  17. How BranchCache Works
  18. Requirements for Setting Up BranchCache
  19. Demo – Configuring BranchCache on a Windows 7 Client Computer
  20. Chapter 10 Review
  21. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)
This course includes
  • about 9.16 hours on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable Pdf Workbooks
  • Unlimited time access (During Membership)
  • Access on mobile and Desktop
  • Certificate of Completion

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